Ft. Lauderdale’s da Campo Osteria Announces New Chef De Cuisine Joseph Quinn and New Seasonal Menu

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Menu to offer authentic regional Italian fare, with special offerings – including a 20% discount - for November.

The Mozzarella at da Campo Osteria

The Mozzarella at da Campo Osteria at the il Lugano Hotel

“We’re very excited to have Chef Joseph on board as we introduce these authentic Italian delicacies. At a time of relentless innovation on the restaurant scene, classics still carry the day.”
- Michael Hatzfeld, General Manager of il Lugano.

Il Lugano, a luxury boutique hotel in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, is pleased to announce the arrival of a new culinary talent and a menu to match at da Campo Osteria. Joseph Quinn recently stepped into the role of Chef de Cuisine and his new enticing lineup of authentic regional Italian fare is now available.

Drawing bold flavors from fresh local ingredients, Chef Quinn sets the table for lunch and dinner at da Campo Osteria with classic starters, pasta and secondi. New additions include: Osso Bucco ($40) with mozzarella filled polenta, gremolata and arugula; Gnocchi Crab Carbonara ($28) with pancetta and poached egg; Lamb Meatballs Spaghetti ($26) with ricotta and arugula; and Seared Diver Scallops ($33) with truffle potatoes, balsamic onion jam and salsa verde. Da Campo’s signature dish, Fresh Pulled Mozzarella! ($16) prepared tableside, is still available and a favorite among locals. Finish the meal with a classic glass of house-made Limoncello.

Chef Joseph Quinn brings extensive experience earned at luxury resorts and private clubs through South Florida. He arrived at il Lugano from the Sanctuary Golf Club on Sanibel Island, where he served as Executive Sous Chef in charge of the culinary staff for the past two years. Previously, Quinn was at the Five-Diamond Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort Naples, starting as a cook in 2005 and departing as Banquet Sous Chef in 2009. He launched his culinary career as a Line Cook at Alfe’s Restaurant in the family beach destination of Wildwood, New Jersey, back in 1994.

“We’re very excited to have Chef Joseph on board as we introduce these authentic Italian delicacies. At a time of relentless innovation on the restaurant scene, classics still carry the day,” said Michael Hatzfeld, General Manager of il Lugano.

To celebrate Chef Quinn’s arrival and the new menu, da Campo Osteria is offering a special offer for the fall. Guests who book through OpenTable receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco and 20% off the bill if they mention the code “Autumn” in the comment section. The offer is available for lunch and dinner daily, Tuesday-Sunday, with no minimum. Cannot be combined with other offers. Does not include tax and gratuity. Valid through November 22, 2011.

For reservations, please call (954) 564-4400 or visit http://www.illugano.com.

A contemporary designed masterpiece rising 14 stories above the Intracoastal Waterway, il Lugano is a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Opened in 2008, featuring 105 suites, the property offers sleek, all-suite accommodations with a full kitchen, quiet ambiance and water views from every room. Guests relax at the hotel’s pool and cabanas or enjoy the beach which is only one block away. In addition to the fitness center and lobby bar, il Lugano also boasts its own yacht which is docked in the hotel’s slip and can be chartered for guests who want to experience Ft. Lauderdale from the water. The hotel’s restaurant is the popular da Campo Osteria, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, offering bold dishes with a Tuscan flavor. The specialty of the house is the signature mozzarella menu; diners choose from a variety of seasonal toppings and watch as their mozzarella gets stretched to order tableside. Il Lugano is a member of Preferred Boutique Hotels. More information at http://www.illugano.com/.

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